Press releases

  • 27 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in Kunar province that killed 11 civilians and injured more than 30 others. This morning in Asadabad city, in front of the Provincial Governor’s office, a suicide attacker detonated his vehicle full of explosives, causing more than 40 civilian casualties.
  • 23 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations reminds all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligation to always respect the provision of healthcare, never to harm medical personnel and patients and to ensure that the protected status of medical facilities is respected. In two incidents in the last week, access to healthcare was under attack, resulting in deaths and injuries.
  • 20 Feb 2016 - NEW YORK - During a mission by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Afghan Government reiterated its commitment to fully implement its Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the national security forces.
  • 19 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The heads of the United Nations agencies working in Afghanistan met in Kabul this week, discussing their programmes for 2016. Focusing on closer alignment with the vision and plans of the National Unity Government, the United Nations team agreed to develop a summary document defining their commitments for the year ahead.
  • 14 Feb 2016 - KABUL - The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 are the highest recorded, the UN said today on the release of its 2015 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
  • 22 Jan 2016 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Kabul on 20 January, against a minibus transporting workers of a local media organization, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack resulted in at least seven deaths as well as more than 20 wounded persons.
  • 21 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the suicide attack against media workers in Kabul yesterday that killed eight and injured 24 civilians, many of them from the media sector. The casualties included women and children.
  • 17 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in Jalalabad that killed 13 civilians and injured 14 others. A suicide attacker detonated his explosive device inside a civilian residence during a gathering there.
  • 12 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the positive start made by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) in its work on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
  • 06 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns a spate of bombings in civilian areas of Kabul by the Taliban in the first few days of the new year. 
  • 02 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the announcement of the National Unity Government to hold parliamentary and district council elections in the second half of 2016.
  • 23 Dec 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 21st December near Bagram Air Field, which resulted in the deaths of at least six US service members as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 21 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s submission of the final recommendations of the Special Electoral Reform Commission to the National Unity Government. UNAMA commends the Commission for working intensively to deliver on its mandate, for consulting broadly with key electoral stakeholders, and for providing comprehensive proposals to strengthen the integrity, inclusiveness and sustainability of the electoral process.
  • 13 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban’s attack at the Spanish Embassy compound in Kabul as an attack against the entire international community. Yesterday’s attack at the compound claimed the lives of at least two civilians with several more injured, as well as extensive damage to the Embassy complex.

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